Dell steps up security in supply chain
Published in News
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:34

Dell steps up security in supply chain


Wants to duck attacks before PC reaches punters

Dell announced several steps that it's taking to secure its supply chain to prevent attacks that occur before a device reaches a customer.

AMD Ryzen 5000 sales bust records
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:28

AMD Ryzen 5000 sales bust records


Cleaning Intel’s clock

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors have helped the company hit new highs for sales of its CPUs, according to one European retailer.

US government blacklists Chinese chipmaker
Published in News
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:25

US government blacklists Chinese chipmaker


No US tech for you

The US government has stepped up a feud with Beijing over security by adding China’s biggest maker of processor chips to a blacklist that limits access to American technology and investment.

AWS bod shows Windows 10 on ARM
Published in News
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:23

AWS bod shows Windows 10 on ARM


If Vole licensed the OS to the public

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtualisation engineer has shown what Windows 10 on ARM could be like if Microsoft licensed its ARM-based OS to the public rather than just to Windows 10 manufacturers.

Google AI boffin claims she was fired
Published in AI
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:21

Google AI boffin claims she was fired


Google denies it

Timnit Gebru, one of the best-known AI researchers today and co-lead of an AI ethics team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email to "non-management employees that was inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager".

Battery powered cars sell 500,000 in EU
Published in Transportation
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:18

Battery powered cars sell 500,000 in EU


And nine million bicycles in Beijing

Carmakers have sold more than 500,000 battery electric cars in Europe during 2020, a milestone in the automotive industry's move away from fossil fuels.

Millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold
Published in News
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:16

Millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold


But diamonds are a girl's best friend

Millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold as a safe-haven asset, a new global survey from one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organisations.

Trump threatens defence spending
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:29

Trump threatens defence spending

 
Unless he can punish Twitter and Facebook

US President Donald Trump (remember him) has threatened to veto a $740 billion National Defence spending unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

Amazon wants to build its own quantum computer
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:20

Amazon wants to build its own quantum computer


Your delivery is potentially dead or alive

Amazon is apparently building its own quantum computer.

Salesforces confirms it has sharked Slack
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:19

Salesforces confirms it has sharked Slack


$27.7 billion megadeal

Salesforce has bought Slack in a $27.7 billion megadeal in a deal that might have Microsoft a little concerned.